Kind of Neutral, Kind of Blue

by Mons La Hire

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    Melodic indie rock music for fans of Wilco, Courtney Barnett, and Frankie Cosmos.
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The brand-new EP from Mons La Hire. 5 songs of driving, jangle-y, melodic indie rock.

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released October 26, 2018

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Mons La Hire Corvallis, Oregon

mons is ida / julia / daniel / suzanne / greg. we play indie rock music at a variety of volumes.

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Track Name: Waking Up In Oregon
Waking up in Oregon
The faint dim light and the sweet smell of rain
In the back cab of truck or in the side seat of the van
Oh man, it’s good to be here again

I’m looking for that old white house
Under the watch of spirit mountain
I can almost hear my brothers’ words
Hey I love you and how have you been
Oh man, it’s good to see you again

Painted hills, the passing canyons, Juniper
And I always want you with me

Nothing feels so sweet as leaning on your shoulder
On the way back from California
And I want you with me

I drew a picture of, the mountains in Montana
I sent it to my love
Said someday we’ll move here when we’re older

The moon rises over the hill tonight
It never seems to be the same
And I never thought that I would meet someone like you
Tomorrow when the sun is high, I don’t know where I’ll be found
I find I am blinded by everything I see

Baby blue bridge
I’m feeling kind of neutral here
You’re my baby and you’re not near
I’m feeling kind of blue

Waking up in Oregon
The faint dim light and the sweet smell of rain
In the back cab of truck or in the side seat of the van
Oh man.
Track Name: First Year Blues
I think I wouldn’t mind if this was the last day of my life
I’m not talking suicide
I’m just saying it would be convenient timing
I wouldn’t mind if this was the last day of my life
I’m not talking suicide
I’m just saying it would be convenient timing

I’ve got a bad case of the common first year blues
You better run away or I could give them to you

Oh I swear I’ve never been this cold before
And I don’t know how much longer I can blame it on the winter storms
But if you bear with me
Keep collecting my apologies
Storing them away but never throwing them out
I can’t say whether or not it will be worth your time
But only time will tell and baby when I’m well I shine
I’ve got a bad case of the common first year blues
You better run away or I could give them to you

And I know I can’t keep putting you through this, no
I can’t just write a song every time I’m in the wrong and expect you to accept it
But I’m trying to stay optimistic
But sometimes in my stay it’s not realistic
With my bad case of the common first year blues
You better run away or I could give them to you

I swear I wouldn’t mind if this was the last day of my life
I’m not talking suicide
I’m just saying it would be convenient timing
I’ve got a bad case of the common first year blues
You better run away oh run away, oh darling run away
With my bad case of the common first year blues
You better run away or I could give them to you
Track Name: Shadow Wolves
I don’t know what I should think
Something’s pushed you past the brink
Thought I knew you better than that
Though I knew you better

Couldn’t believe it when you said
“I’ll never be sorry, I’m never coming home again”
Weekends last too long when you are gone
Tell me what’s going on

You were never one to let things go
Days and hours always go so slow
When you think of what you couldn’t do
Stare in the dark too long and it stares
Right back at you

Shadow wolves are biting at your heels
The ghosts of things and people seem so real
They’ve all moved on to better things and all
They’ve forgotten, why can’t you let it fall

You were never one to let things go
Days and hours always go so slow
When you think of what you couldn’t do
Stare in the dark too long and it stares
Right back at you

Out of sight, out of mind
They said
Out of sight, out of mind
They said
Why can’t I get these memories
Out of my head
Track Name: Between Us
Early morning
Just you and me
Standing in a garden
Overlooking the sea
We watched the clouds pour through the trees
With your hands deep in your pockets
You turned to me, and said

“I’m just changing my direction
I don’t mean to cause a fuss
I’m just changing my direction
Please don’t let that come between us”

We descended
A stony path
Climbed bony driftwood fences
Crossed inlets still as glass
“Between the devil and the deep blue sea
I was terrified to tell you
And now I have to laugh, because..

I’m just changing my direction
I don’t mean to cause a fuss
I’m just changing my direction
I’d never let that come between us”

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